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Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:25

Don't look quite right for hedgehog to me ...

Growing vegetables on a slope

Posted: 18/07/2015 at 06:20

Depends on how much it slopes, and in which direction.

If there's a slight slope along the length of the allotment, and you grow in rows across the slope, it will work like terracing and won't be a problem.

However if you grow in rows along the direction of the slope that may be more of a problem. 

Presumably yours isn't the only allotment with a slope on the site - how do other allotmenteers manage theirs?

Please help. Oh no Weedol.

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:54

Don't be scared ... a disaster in the garden is simply an excuse to buy more plants


Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:26
star gaze lily wrote (see)

Two of my courgette plants have ladybirds on them 'black seed' like stuff which I suppose is their eggs! Can I spray them with anything or do I just dig up the plants? 

Why would you want to do anything?  Baby ladybirds is Good News!!!

GWRS wrote (see)

Dove from above , big bunch of parsley don't sound very filling 

Possibly not, but scattered over a big bowl of Pasta Puttanesca, and washed down with a very good rosé, it'll suit us just fine

Mystery tomato plant

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:20

Bob and I have been around a while

Honeysuckle not flowering

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:19

It's probably aphids and drought. 

This year I've invested in a soaker hose to go along the base of the north-facing fence which has a lot of clematis and honeysuckles on it.

Worst Gardening Tool

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:16

HI Andrew

I'm 60+ and so far I'm not finding using any of my garden tools difficult thank goodness.  Ask me again in 20 years time

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 19:13

Well, it does, but it also kills beneficial insects like ladybirds etc.    The good thing is that it's not systemic.

I must admit, I love nasturtiums, but when they get a bad blackfly infestation I just pull them up and put them on the compost heap .

Great wodges of blackfly on my nasturtiums

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 18:01

Then put on a pair of rubber gloves and remove them with your fingers - not pleasant but there's no better way really

'Burnt' Hydrangea

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 17:59

Not really, if it's only the edges of the leaves.  Make sure the plant is getting plenty of water - they're very thirsty plants - they also prefer being in the shade, especially if they're in a container

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Shall we pool our piggy banks?

Or shall we stick with our seed swap? 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 19:53

Oh dear! Is this the beginning of the end?

Shall we have to say goodbye ... 
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Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 08:10

Visit to Bressingham Gardens

Monday 27th July 
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Last Post: 28/07/2015 at 20:16

Foxglove 'Illumination Pink'

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Last Post: 22/07/2015 at 12:15

ID please

Can't remember  
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Last Post: 17/07/2015 at 12:44

Flower ID please

Spring flower in Northern Brittany  
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Last Post: 10/07/2015 at 06:56

Sisyrinchium striatum

Aunt May 
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Last Post: 05/07/2015 at 10:10

The reason I'm not weeding

And it's not laziness ...  
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Last Post: 07/07/2015 at 09:35

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Last Post: 03/07/2015 at 12:41

Shock!!! Horror!!!

Whatever next??? 
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Last Post: 25/06/2015 at 19:10


Congratulations to you both ... 
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Last Post: 21/06/2015 at 19:25

ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Last Post: 15/06/2015 at 15:20

I was going to mow the lawn but ......................

Excuses, excuses, excuses .......... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:15

Hail storms in East Anglia tomorrow/Friday!?!?!?

Weather warning! 
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Last Post: 11/06/2015 at 19:34

Good intentions ...

Things I really must get around to doing ... one day ... 
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Last Post: 14/06/2015 at 09:09
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